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Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

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Sweet story about a witch’s cat who wants to be an ordinary kitchen cat, and all of his adventures on the journey to find a forever home. While reading this, I thought about all the stray cats in the world, all the abandoned ones, the unwanted, the discarded furry creatures and I wished with all my heart that they find a place to settle, to curl in, by the fire with a warm milk or a blanket to comfort them, a loving family to love them forever. He has many adventures along the way and makes many friends, until he finally finds the home he dreams of. Born to a witch's cat, Gobbolino wants nothing more than to find a home amongst the warmth and bustle of a kitchen. After her husband's death in 1974, Ursula Moray Williams remained active, writing, gardening, giving talks and visiting her family in various parts of the world.

Instead of learning how to turn mice into toads for the witch's brew, Gobbolino sets out on an adventure to find a family and a home of his own. Blessed with some magic, Gobbolino is able to use this to his advantage at times, but superstition follows him wherever he goes. Finally accepting his magic, Gobbolino becomes the pedlar-woman's assistant, but his good heart and unwillingness to cause pain mean he fails at every task he is set. His heritage gives almost everyone around him reason to move him on, and his life becomes one adventure after another as yet another home becomes unwelcoming and rebuffs the kitten. Reissued for its seventy-fifth anniversary with illustrations by the award-winning Catherine Rayner, this classic tale has been loved by generations of children.He is adopted by a sick princess, but when she is well again she leaves for boarding school without him, so he joins a Punch and Judy show as 'Toby the Dog', but a witch in the audience reveals him as a witch's cat. He tries to be a normal kitchen cat, first at a farm, then an orphanage, then the mayor's house, but his magic always gets him into trouble. Perhaps the one flaw of the book is that it is difficult to see how anyone could fail to love this little fellow.

It's set in a sort of fairy tale land, and Gobbolino can talk to people and do the dishes and so forth, so it's kind of irrelevant that he's even a cat. Romanul acesta nu e doar despre un pisoi amărât, ci e și un pretext de a vorbi despre fiecare copil sau chiar adult care încearcă să se integreze undeva și să se facă plăcut. Alungat însă, pentru că nu seamănă cu ceilalți (are o lăbuță albă), tânjește după un cămin fericit, după mângâieri și compania oamenilor. A story book I'll share as it think it's a wonderful story to be read aloud on a dark stormy bedtime! I agree with a friend of mine who said the ending can also be read as a tale of trade-offs and concession.He leaves and is adopted by a woodcutter, but the woodcutter's great-granddaughter sells him to a pedlar-woman for a dress.

And in the end he is accepted - because he has been changed into something else and looks different. Sadly have little excuse to re-read with no grandchildren on the horizon yet but hey, who needed an excuse ? Persoana care te iubește cu adevărat este cea care te acceptă așa cum ești, și nu ,,oricum ești", de parcă ți-ar face o favoare și ar fi un efort.She said she enjoyed the book but it's not one that I enjoyed all that much, the repetitive format began to pall a bit. Initially distraught, he soon realises that he can now pursue his own dreams, and embarks on a great adventure to seek out his heart's desire. Acea persoană îți va da lăptic încălzit, dacă ești ca Gobbolino, sau te va asculta mereu când ai nevoie, dacă ai doar două labe. I love this story of a little cat who, though born to a witch's cat, just isn't cut out to be a witch's cat like his mother and sister.

It is so monotonous, I could barely bring myself to read on, but I wanted to finish it since I knew I enjoyed it as a child. This sets him apart from other witch's cats like his twin sister Sootica, who have pure black fur and green eyes. Travelling between such establishments as an orphanage, a Punch and Judy show, a princess's castle - will the black cat ever find somewhere he can settle and make his home?so how come all the people who met him didn't realise straight away what he was since normal cats can't talk to humans?

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